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-Every year we gather from far and
near a host of pretty things
for gift buyers. Those that
you like most are likely to
be the least expensive, and
there's no one to object if
you only come to look. It
is not a bad idea to buy
early, because shrewd
shoppers usually get away
with the best long before
We enumerate below a
few of our Christmas novel?
For the Little Ones.
Best quality Bisque Kid-covered
Dolls, 49c, 59c, 79c, 89c,
and 98c?all with natural
Rubber Bolls 25c, and a larger
size, nicely dressed, 50c.
Mechanical Dolls 25c.
China Tea Sets 25c, 39c, 59c
Japanese Plaques, Piates.Vases,
Toothpick Holders, Bouquet
Holders, Chocolate Pots,
Cracker Jars. Oatmeal Sets,
Cut-glass Bouquet Holders,
Bisque Figures, Bisque Orna?
ments, China Tea Sets.
Fiiegree Cologne Bottles, Pin
Trays, Jewelry Boxes, Pin
Cushions, Ink Bottles, Picture
Frames, Whisk Brooms and
Noah's Arks, Laundry Sets,
Blocks, Ten-pins,Tool Chests,
Guns, Magic Lanterns, Tin
Kitchens, Tin Stoves, Checker
Boards, Tin Horns, Hobby
Horses, Wheelbarrows, Sleighs
Tooks forthslittle ones,5c, IOc,
15c, 20c and 25c apiece, and
a thousand other articles too
numerous to mention.
All we ask is to call and
* inspect our Holiday Display
hi fore making your selec?
tions, as you will save from
25 to 50 per cent, on your
26 Salem Ave.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.?Latest U. S. Gov't Report
News of People
Happenings Briefly and Reliably
Put Before You.
Is ono of the finest pianos manu?
factured in Amorlca. Bobbie Music
Co., solo dealers.
Mr. Patton Rotnrns
Rev. R. W Patton returned yesterday
from Petersburg, where he has been In
the interest of Christ Church for tbo
past two weeks. Mr. Patton succeeded
in raising a neat sum for tho churob
Greenedeinotlal Xmas Tree.
The Sabbath-school of Qreeno-Mo
morial Church will hold their Christmas
exercises in tho auditorium of the
churoh on (Wednesday) Christmas night
at 7:30 p. m. A cordial invitation Is ex?
tended to all.
Offered Ills Resignation.
At the East Roanoke Baptist Church
on Sunday, Rev. P. A. Anthony, the
piator, offered his resignation to take
biTect on next Snnday. Mr. Anthony
has aocepted a call at Buona Vista and
will leave Roanoke to take charge the
first or the year.
In all f-tylce, factory prices, easy pay?
ments, without Interest, llobblo Music
Co , 6ole doalers.
There will bo a literary and musical
entertainment at tho United Brethren
Church, on Franklin road, to-morrow
'night. A number of presents will bo
distributed among tho children.
lie a student of tho National Business
College from the beginning of 1890 and
you can easily securo a situation. None
of her students are now out of positlone.
Arrived From Scotland.
Fergus Bowman returned yesterday
morning from New York, where bo mot
Mino Kmrle, of Qroenock, Ssotland, who
bad just arrlvnd and whom be brought
to his fatnor's house on Commerce
street, where they will b* marriod by
Dr. Campbell to-morrow afternoon at 4
Fire Works Ordinal e 8urponded.
Mayor Jones has Issned an order sus?
pending the fire works ordinance from 8
u'clock Tuesday night, December 24,
until 12 o'clock Wednesday night,
December 25 Before and after these
hours tho ordinance will be strictly
At Bt. Paul's Reformed.
Christmas services by the Sunday
school of St. Paul's Reformed Cburcb
will be held on Wednesday evening at
6:30. The offering, according to tho
custom of tho church, will be for
orphans. You are cordially invited to
be presont at this service.
Oiliter Suppf r.
The oyster supper to bo given by the
Auxiliary tt tho B. of L. E. will be
held in the vacant storeroom on Salem
avenue, 107, nearly opposite Solomon's
jewelry store. Go out and spond a
pleasant evening, from 7 to 11 TnurH
day and Friday, December C? and 27
Tao ladles have arranged quite an at'
tractivo programme for the occasion.
They do much good with their money
and deserve to be patronized in anything
He Recognized Bim.
Charlie Stewart, of Montgomery
county, arrived in the city yesterday
evening and recognized Geo. Burley as
being tho negro wno knocked him down
and relieved bim of 817 in oash on Rail?
road avenue one day last week. It will
be remembered that Barley was in tho
act of boarding a weBt-bound train
when be was arrested by Officer Rigney
after having committed the alleged as?
Business Better Than Ever Hefore.
Tiik Thcrr,; aon-Prien Company report
business better in their line than over
before. Their book store on Campbell
street is crowded from morning until
night with a steady flow of customers
purchasing valuable presents for friends
and dear ones. So great was their tr&do
yestorday that they have decided to
keep open every night until It o'clock.
It is a veritable treat to wander through
their establishment and see the largs
variety and beautiful display of holiday
gocds on haLd.
Police Conrt Yesterday.
In the police court yesterday the finos
assessed amounted to $117.50, of which
Btnount$70 was pali In A young white
man was fined heavily for disorderly
conduc and sunt on to tho grrvnd jury.
D. L Ferguson paid $J0 for tho privi?
lege cf carrying concealed weapons and
wan font on to tho g and jury. S N.
and G. W Simmons, from the county,
were each fined $10 for raising a dis?
turban^eaud wore sent on to tho grand
jury. Sovoral other unimportant cases
we o before- his honor. Ho was in a good
humor for assessing fines.
Judge Woods bas granted a charter to
the Snenandoah Hotel Cumpuny, whoso
purpose is to own, lease, rent or opnrato
hotels roR'.aurants, wine and liquor
Biloons, and such other things that are
nrciissary to curry on their hotel bust
ner.9. The capital steck ie to bo not lo-rs
than $300 no- m?ra than $5.001) divided
1 int > shares of 8 0 otcb, and th i amount
of real eBtate held by the corporation in
not to excer-d fifty acre*. The principal
oillco is to be in Roanoko, and the oUl?
cers for the first yoar are W. M. Mo
Comb, of New York, president; 0. L.
Grlfnn, of New York, secretary; J. K.
Burdlok, of Syraouse, treasurer; 0. H.
Vines, of Boanoke, attorney.
Y. M. V. A. Votes.
The association ball was paokfid last
Sunday, every seat being ocoupied. The
opening service of song and the sweet
solo, 1 Unanswered," by Miss Leila
Saunders, were greatly enjoyed. Evan?
gelist W, R. Galos, who chanced to be
spending a few days in the cly, ad?
dressed the mooting. Two men ex?
pressed a determination to lead Chris?
tian Uvea at the close of the meeting.
A meeting of tho executive committee
on Now Year's reception will be held
this evening at 5:30 o'clock.
Death of Silas Leun Peek.
A telegram was received in this olty
yesterday morning announcing the
death of Miss Lena Peck, who left here
a week ago for Madison Ua , where sho
expected to spent tho winter, for her
health. While no details have been
received, consumption is supposed to
have caused her death.. She had not
been woll for some tlmo, but nobody
expected her death so toon. Miss Peck
was a member of the Calvary Baptist
Church choir, and the funeral will take
place from that church. Tbn remains
are expected to arrive early this morn?
German at Hotel Koanoko,
The Roanoko Qerman Club will hold
a gorman at Hotel Boanoke on the
night of December 31, which bids fair
to be one of tho society events of the
I.thorn! 'Business Principles.
Pianos and organs sold upon their
roal morlt, liberal business principles,
easy payments and without interest, by
Hobbto Music Co.
400 rouNDS of fine turkeys and
chlokonaon ice at 11. H. Markley's.
At Charleston, W. Va., three hundred
laborers to work on railroad grading.
Fay 81.15 per dipm. Foreman also
wanted. Joun Howe Peyton,
Bo?G23, Charleston, VV. Va.
(Jo to Donaldson'* for Xnias rockers.
W. W. Workman, auctioneer, will
sell a magnificent lino of large oil
paintings on Tuesday at No. 107 Salem
avenue. Groat chance for nice Christ
Now is Your Chance.
Four year-old all rye whiskey Sellins
at 20 cents and 40 cents per pint. Good
applo brandy enlllug at 15 cents and 25
cents per pint at auction at 110 Salem
avenue. Halt s every 10 a. m. to 1 p. m.,
and 3 to 0 p. m . and 8 to 10 p. m. until
execution it satisfied-_
Go to Donaldeon's for handsome China
If you want a substitute for anthra?
cite coal, W. K. Andrews <fc Co.'s belled
teamB will deliver you high grade Brush
Mountain Coal, egg, nut or lump sizes,
I at bottom prices.
Tuk Solomon Jewelry Company are
selling goodB at private sale between
the regular auction Bale at coat prices.
Oub customers will tell you that we
givo the beBt weight and furnish the
cleanest coal in the city. Earman &
Barman, 103 Salem avenue 8. w.
?'Cleveland" and "Rambler" bicy?
cles, 1896 models just received. They
are beauties. Call at once at. Roanoke
Cycle Co.'s and see them.
The Danger is Averted by Using
"Nearly forty years ago, after
sonic weeks of sickness, uiy hair
turned gray and began falling out
so rapidly that I was threatened
with immediate baldness. Hearing
Ayer's Hair Vigor highly spoken of,
I commenced using this prepara?
tion, and was so well satisfied with
the result that I have never tried
any other kind of dressing. It stop?
ped the hair from falling out, st imu?
lated a new growth of hair, and kept
the scalp free from dandruff. Only
an occasional application is now
needed to keep my hair of good,
natural color. 1 never hesitate to
recommend any of Ayer's medicines
to my friends."?Airs. II. M. IIaight,
DR AfUYER&CO., LOWELL, MASS., U. S. A.
? Ayer's Sarsajtarilta llemoves 1'inijitcs.
A NEW INVENTION.
A Lock Proof Against Thieves ami Prow?
Prince Shortt, of Indiana, was in the
city yosterday with a new patent lock
that wilt revolutionize the thief nrotea
llou and lock business. The concern he
represents Is absolutely burglar proof
and there Is no possible ohanco for ono
of tho locks to bo forcod unless you
know tho combination.
It cannot be opened by anyone with?
out knowing the combination, which ad?
mits a,(MS changes. There is no more
chance for one ignorant of the combina?
tion to opeu one of these locks than
there Is for him to force the combination
look of a large safe.
He exhibits three styles and tlzes?the
ordinary door look, one for drawers,
while a third Is designed for trunks,
valises, &c. Bach of these is made of
solid brass and at a nominal cost, which
will place them within the reach of
everybody. Petty burglaries would be
reduced to a minimum when the use of
these new devices beoomes adopted.
Everybody should have ono and do away
with the family arsenal, whioh has
caused the death of bo many innocent
It has boon said that the old-time pad
lock was made only for protection
against honest men and fools; the one
not wanting to opou It, while the other
was too ignorant to do so. None of the
old-time looks are at all reliable, as
tfcoy can ba opened at the will of the
thief. This lock is worthy of the con?
sideration of all readers of Tin: Times
AOAOB?IY OF MUSIC.
Salvlnl Creates a Furore In "The Three
Alexander Salvlnl made his appear
anoe last night at the Aoademy ot Muslo
in Dumas' romantic drama, "The Three
Guardsmen," before a large and brilliant
audience, and earned one of the most
nattering reoeptlons that has yet been
accorded an actor in this olty. As
Phlllippl D'Artagan 'the royatering
rollicking muskotoer (a character in
which he shines pro-eminent) he roused
his audience to the highest pitch of en?
thusiasm by the impetuous force and
virility of bl3 acting; and was compelled
to acknowledge repeated recalls at the
end of each act.
His performance la9t night will live
In the memory of our theatre-goera as
a masterpiece. While Salvlnl's power?
ful personality dominated the entire
performance, bis support, with one or
two exo-jptione, was very strong. Aae
laide Fitz Allen deserving especial men?
tion for her Qne impersonation of Anne
of Austr a, tho powerful queen of
The one jarring noto of an otherwise
perfect performance was tho extrava?
gantly melodramatic acting of Augusta
de Forost, who as Lady do Winter, tho
treacherous spy of Cardinal Richelieu,
confessedly lent her aid to Mb wicked
schemes as a means of being r r r-a
venged on ber betrayer, tue Dukn of
Buckingham, re/uln-u wh:m and Anne
of Austria, Richelieu's machinations
For coal and wood go to Earman ?fe
Earman, 106 Salem avenue s. \v.
Go to Donaldson's for the latest fanoy
?LUBiTIELD 1 ??IKE.
Thousand* of Dollar? Worth of Property
A tidal wave of llime 3wept over Ra?
leigh street, in hluofield, Sunday morn?
ing between 4 and G o'clock, when the
Central Hotel, Cohen's clothing store,
the Bluefiold bikory'a store, Aaron's
Bhoo shop and Evans & Thompson's
meat market wore burned, entailing a
loss of thousands of dollars worth of
The fire raged for absut two hours.
Fortunately there was no wind. Had
there been auch a gale as blew on Friday
night the loss would have been muoh
The losses aggregate 815 000 to 8' 8,COO
and so far as known are distributed as
Central Hotel, E T. Atkinson, 84,000:
J. L. Patton, hotel furniture, 81,000;
B. B Cohen ? Co., olothing, 83.000; A.
J. MoCue, two buildings, 83,000; S.
Kwass. market building, 8300; Tomney
Bros., groceries, etc, 81,000; S. Aaron,
shoes and leather, 8300; Mrs. S. Camper,
furniture, etc,85O0; Rvans & Thomp?
son, personal property, 8300; Dai y Tel?
egraph, damago stock, etc, 8250; A. L.
Hill, damago to building, 8500; W. S.
Self, damage to furniture, S150; B. L.
Day, damage tu furniture, 8.00; Morgan
& Shlrey, damage to stock, 8500; Mrs.
Hight, damage to furniture. 8500; total,
814.900. A number of smaller losses by
persons boarding In tho neighborhood
will swell tho total to perhaps 818,000.
The insurance in moat caseB is only
Buy your dressed fowls at Markley'a.
They havo beon on Ice for several days.
Palace Meat Market.
Fob the best fresh meats and green
groceries you will find the Palace
Market, a I tho corner of Campbell and
Henry streets, the boat place. Mrs. W.
Mr stock of Steilr pianos and Packard
organs are now and fresh. Selling for
the factory, can Bavn you money. Call
and be convinced. J. B. Rogers, 104
Make Home Beautiful.
Ox Tuesday, at No. 107 Salem avenue,
opposite Barman & Barman, W. YV.
Workman will sell at public auction a
magnificent line of large oil paintings.
There will be a largo assortment of
choice subjects. Frames very attrac- ,
tlve as well as durable.
A rare opportunity Is here afforded to
add new beauty and nttraotlvonosB to
your homo at a slight cost.
Sales 10 to 12 a. m.
3 to 5 p. m.
7 to 9 p. m.
Thoro are aldo a limited number of
soparate framos to bo sold.
Mrs. Wathlus, DrcHSiuaker.
Corner of Commerce and Church s
w., (No, 323). First-class dressmaking;
tho latent roodoe; perfect fitting; ex?
perienced cutters. Prices to suit tho
times. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Go to Donaldson's for bed lounges,
Tue finest (roods are being disposed of
at auotlon by tho Solomon Jewelry Com?
pany. They go at vour bid, remember ;
Oo to Donaldson's for bookcases and
C03IIX0 AM) GOING.
Where the People Aro Spending Thais'
J. B. Kennerly. of Elhhorn, W. V?.,
is spending the holidays with his
family on John's street.
W. C. Maupin, of Charlotte, NC, Is
spending tho holidays here with friends
H. M Daniel, formerly of this city,
now of Baltimore, is visiting hla family
on ajuth Jefferson street.
Cbas. L. Dillon, a student of the Vir?
gioia Medical College, Bichmond, ar?
rived in the city yesterday en route
home In Franklin county to spend
Gabriel H. Penn Is home from Wash*
lngton and Lee to spend the holidays.
John M. Hart left yesterday for bis
old home in Prince Edward county to
H. H. Woodrum, Jr., a student of tho
University of Virginia, is spending the
holidays with his parents here.
James Woods, of Texas, who has bees
visiting his brother-in-law, Mayor S E.
Jones, left yesterday for Chariottsvillo,
where he will join his wife and spend
Mr. and Mrs. E. L Liwrenee, of
Floyd, are spending Christmas with Mrs.
M. E Kltterman.
John Lawrenoe, of Floyd oounty, 1?
spending the holidays with friends In
Prof. A. K. Bandy wont to Maryland
Wm. T. Peck left yesterday for Lyneh
burg, whore he has accepted a position
with James Cleland Sons.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Bridges left yes?
terday for Patorsburg, where they wlU
enjoy the holidays.
Prof. Wm. M. Grayblll, of Rodgers
vlllo, Tonn., is spending Christmas with
friends in Roanoke and 9al9m.;
Clarence Light, of Bluoflold, was in
the olty yesterday on route to his home
in Floyd oounty to spend the holidays.
Prof. C. W. Showalters left yesterday
Miss Guy Wheeler, of Virginia Cal
lege, left yesterday for Winston, N. C.
Miss Nora McLaughlin, who has beon
visiting the family of C. A. Moomaw, on
Tenth avenue, a. w., left yesterday for
her home at RMffj, Ml.
Frank Stras left last night for Peters?
burg and Richmond to Bpend the holi?
Rev. and Mrs. E. B. Pollard, of the
FirBt Baptist Cnurch. will leave to-day
for Richmond to attend the annual
family reunion and will gr> chorea to
Washington to spend tho holidays.
Sanator M. H. C'aytor and Repre?
sentatives Borkeloy and Utnnah are
spending Christmas with their families.
A. L. May and wife, of Cincinnati,a;e
spending the holidays with their par?
ent)), Mr. and Mrs. G May, on Salem,
J II Mars-.ciller will loavo to-day to
spend a month with frlonds and rel?
atives in Pennsylvania.
Senator W. B. Hale, of the Franklin
district, Is stopping at the Ponce de
Leon Botel an<l will leave to day for
bis home at Rocky Mount to spend
lOl Ssilemn. Avenue.
Sacrifice Prices on Coats.
All of oar $9, ?!? and $10 Honcle Coils,
with full Melon Sletves. ,S sann lined,
tome with ?111EU) FKONT, some
with Franklin Collar and others with
Coinmhin? Lapel. As wo said above,
they're worth ?8. $11 and $10. Sucri
ilce nrlce.S-l UK
Onr $13, $13 and fit Garments, cotulet
lng or Ml Satin Lined A9irAuiiana,
Half Llntd Boucles ana Imported
Kersejs. S. P.?(? OH
Our $ 14, ?i"> and $10 CJoate. made of
Caterpillar, Chcval and l'erslau Lamb,
all s itiii Llntd, at tbe t>acrlflco price 88.73
Onr fin. $ 8 and $-20 ('outs, Including
o ir Welted ChcTals, Shetland lion
cleg, Imperial Persian Lamb,all Setln
Lined. S. P.810.08
Sacriflice Prices on Plash Capes,
Fine I'ltisn Circular Capes, with llcar
ertee.also Plain Circular Plueh Capes,
that told lor $3 and $9. 8. P ...85 ?55
Extra Fine Plush Circular Capes, both
plain andappllqned, tlnoThlhctcd>;e,
rnll sweep; weru$10. $11 and $1? S.P 80.U8
Pltuh Circular Klpple Cape and all onr
Ap"llqtied Capua, both Plush and
Velour, that sold up to $1?. 8. P... ?8.50
Our entire line of Doable and Single
Plush Capes, both plain and braided,
with both B'-ar and Thibet ctge, that
eold up to |2"> all season. S. P.SI 1.00
Here Ate Some
Wonderful Bargains in
Slxty-flvo Trimmed Hats, (onto lares
Ocelot, some Toques and Turbans,
Bomo largo Felt Hat?, all finely A RA
trlmmod. Worth $5.00, at. l.UU
IIHIIUIOU nalo, anything ever shown In
Itoanoke, some copies of Imported hats, ?ome
the work of our own excellent trlminors; a
duplicate of any one of them would cost you
$10 to $13 elsowhere. Marked by us
$3.98 and $4.98.
???S.?J! SI* S8S< ! Special Millinery Bargains
$10 Single Capes, of One mohair nirl
h iueic, cut extra full eweop. novelty
si rap seams over shoulder and hack
$0 Double Heaver Capes, ve'vet rolUr 8;>.18
$s Fine iMrniDrnnd also Double Capes.
Dimmed In rows of nrald. 81.5?
$10 AU Salin lined Astrakhan Capes..8a OK
$11 superior Double Capes, fine em?
broidery, tnll sweep, now nt. 88 00
$16 All hatln-llned Astrakhan Cape?,
" Thibet edge. 27 and Ji<i Inches tonn. .810.00
ltd Ladles' Capes, made from nil the:
rn-1 [ooable rlo'hs, variously and ein
^?iitiy trimmed, single and double
military sulea, of an uverago ralue of
$10, (none worth lese than f7.tu) to
Coqtie Feathers and Aigrettes.
Wings, Fancy Fcathors?Aigrette*..
Ostrich Plumes, !> Inches long.
Ostrich Plumes, black only.
Cut Steel BottOCH and Ornaments...
Jet Duckies and Ornament* .
Black and Colored Birds.
Satin Finish Foil Hats.
Fur Felt Hat*, all shapes.
Imported Felt Hats.
T3r^=? Remcinber, also, that we are open every evening
from now until Chris'mas
Palais Buy al,
M. INDOItqiCY, Manager,
101 Siili'iu Avt'iiuv,